But what are the benefits of an ice bath and what exactly does it do to your body?
Basically, your body experiences a mental reset. Your body reacts to the cold, releasing adrenaline and raising your heart rate. Then your body goes into a relaxed mode.
An ice bath is mainly taken in the morning because it provides an energy boost for the whole day. You feel a lot fresher during the day and you may experience increased motivation. This is because of the dopamine kick you get after taking an ice bath. Taking an ice bath also works well to reduce stress because resetting causes your body to release tension.